1880-O VAM-17 8/7 Check Mark, Medium O

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, December 1976.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

17 III2 13 - C3b (Check Mark, Medium O) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 13- 8 repunched over 7. Remains of 7 show on the surface of left side of second 8 in the form of a check mark. Short vertical bar on surface at right side of junction of 8's loops extending down into side of top of lower opening. Second 8 is doubled on lower left inside of upper loop.
Reverse C3b- Medium, tall, II O mint mark centered and upright.

Comments:
1- This obverse shared with VAM-16 Die 1, VAM-16 Die 2, VAM-17, VAM-17A , VAM-55, and VAM-63.
2- Same obverse as VAM-16, but different reverse. VAM-17 reverse letters all have die chips and breaks at the top.

Threads:

No LVA Plate Photo:

Additional photos:
1880-O_VAM_17_Photo_1.jpg

The major difference for this checkmark variety is the use of an oval O as a mintmark.
1880-O_VAM_17_Photo_2.jpg

another view of a MS sample
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1880_O_V17_MHI8COMP.jpg




Price History:
1880-O VAM-17 PCGS XF45 $60.00 09/05/09 Private Party sale.
1880-O VAM-17 PCGS XF45 $113.61 eBay 09/04/11

Condition Census:
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40-45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0









0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-17
MS
16
0
0
0
0
0
1
5
1
2
5
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-17A
MS
4
0
0
0
0
0
0



4





0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-17
MS

0
0
0
0
0
0









0
0
0
0
0
0
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